Principles for Negotiating Co-existence Arrangements for Agricultural Landholders (2013)

There is an increasing need for Australian agricultural landholders to co-exist with other sectors; such as mining, energy generation and transmission or environmental controls such as greenhouse gas storage industries. However, there is some evidence to suggest that the compensation received by agricultural landholders for this co-existence is widely variable. Furthermore, there are a limited number of guidelines available to landholders to assist in negotiating the conditions of co-existence arrangements. This research provides important principles for landholders negotiating co-existence arrangements and a listing of key questions landholder should address in co-existence negotiations. The research will be of value to landholders needing to accommodate a new land use and should be considered by policy makers addressing rural land use planning. The project was a joint initiative of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), the National Farmers Federation and the Australian red meat and livestock industries including Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Cattle Council of Australia, Sheepmeats Council of Australia, the Australian Lot Feeders Association and the Red Meat Advisory Council. The policy analysis was completed by Michael Clarke and is available at